Assignment B – Sample Student Researched Argument Essay

Week 11 – Assignment B – Sample Student Researched Argument Essay

Read:

A Writer’s Reference “MLA-3c “Synthesizing Sources” through and including “Reviewing an MLA Pap’er: Use of Sources” pgs. 386-388.

Assignment B – Sample Student Researched Argument Essay

Reread:

Read the Sample Researched Argument_Marijuana Controversy-1.doc   and answer the following questions:

  1. What is the student author’s thesis statement/major claim? Do they have a strong thesis statement? If yes, why do you think so? Explain.
  2. How do they use sources to build their argument? How do they synthesize sources? Give one or two examples and explain.
  3. How do they paraphrase sources to advance their argument? Give two or three examples and explain.
  4. How do they put the sources into a conversation? Give one or two examples and explain.
  5. Do they have clear topic sentences in their body paragraphs? If yes, why do you think so? Give two or three examples from the ess’ay and explain.
  6. What does the student author do well in this ess’ay? Why do you think so? How could they further improve their ess’ay? Give one or two suggestions for revision.
  7. Revise the student author’s ess’ay title and give a new title that better reflects their argument.